NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2017

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1996 Lamborghini Diablo SE30

Lot No.: 330

Registration: N830 UAA
Chassis Number: ZA9DE22A0RLA12143
Engine Number: 12143
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5707
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

Built in celebration of Lamborghini’s 30th anniversary as the company’s fastest and most technologically advanced car, the SE30 was a lighter and more powerful version of the already devilish Diablo. Not only was it more exciting to drive with the weight-saving return to rear-wheel-drive, but the Diablo SE30 also had a much more menacing stance thanks to wider wheels, a larger rear wing, and a more aggressive front spoiler. While the Diablo was already fast to begin with, capable of topping 200 mph, the SE30 offered increased performance in a limited production package to Lamborghini’s 150 best customers. The stunning, 1996 Super Fly Yellow example offered here is number 143 of those 150 and one of only 12 built with right-hand drive.

The SE30 was more than a marketing exercise, the modifications made substantially differentiated the car from a standard Diablo. The changes, specific to the SE30 include magnesium engine intake manifold, sports exhaust system with a unique tailpipe design, adjustable anti-roll bar, lightweight magnesium wheels, sports suspension, extensive use of lightweight Alcantara for the interior, lots of carbon fibre both internally and externally, adjustable rear spoiler, mechanical sliding 2-piece windows, and 4-point racing harnesses with SE30 shoulder pads. This SE30 has seen a small number of further enhancements which include gloss carbon rear light surrounds, dash binnacle and steering column surround, centre console, and luggage boxes. 

Recent work includes a bare metal respray in its original Super Fly, and the suspension and brakes were totally rebuilt  All of this attention has been fully documented in a very large folder of circa 300 images which will be included in the owner's file along with copies of old registration documents (showing 4 previous owners), period service history invoices, and SE30 specific handbooks. Both roadster wheels and 3 x SE30 magnesium wheels are also included in the sale (the vendor has details of where the 4th mag wheel can be purchased), along with an SV/Jota style engine cover. The car was recently serviced and has covered just 41,780 kms/25,500 miles. The MOT is valid until October 2018. 

Service history;

17-07-1996 Lamborghini Great Britain 

18-06-1997 Lamborghini Great Britain 

30-10-1998 Lamborghini Great Britain 

27-10-1999 Lamborghini Great Britain at 11,491 kms

26-01-2001 HR Owen at 17,437 kms

18-12-2001 Carrera Sport at 19,199 kms 

30-11-2002 Carrera Sport at 21,347 kms 

18-03-2003 Modena Cars UK at 21,348 kms

29-10-2004 Carrera Sport at 34,441 kms 

17-03-2005 Carrera Sport at 34,441 kms 

12-11-2007 Carrera Sport at 38,544 kms 

03-09-2008 Carrera Sport at 39,107 kms 

30-07-2010 Carrera Sport at 40,506 kms 

05-07-2012 Carrera Sport at 40,604 kms 

12-10-2015 Carrera Sport at 40,658 kms 

10-08-2017 Carrera Sport at 40,770 kms

Just prior to our sale (October 2017) the car was fitted with a new clutch and flywheel, raising an invoice for £8,000/ 

In recent months, late-model analogue supercars have become increasingly desirable to collectors looking for the purest driving experience with as much horsepower as a road-going automobile can handle. When considering the high-performance SE30's limited production (particularly in rhd) and this example’s low mileage and fabulous colour combination, this would be an astute acquisition for any collector of state of the art supercars.